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Globe & Mail Profiles reCYCLISTS

Written by m1 on . Posted in News

Waste-collecting cyclists put a new spin on recycling
Shannon Moneo A street peddler of a different kind, Darren Douglas rides a $4,000, custom-built tricycle through the city’s downtown, picking up odour-emitting organic waste from businesses that is later converted into compost. The zero-emission service, called reCYCLISTS, is the ultimate in green recycling. At a recent stop, the 48-litre green bin he carried out was heavy and “nasty-smelling.” That was now behind him as he once again headed out on the road, deftly and quietly navigating Government Street. In front of him though, he faced diesel fumes from trucks and the rumble of other motor vehicles.ReCYCLISTS is the green vision of two trash-talking men, Aaron Bichard, 34, and Jason Adams, 36.